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VINS Appoints Next Executive Director Alden Smith

The VINS Board of Trustees named Alden Smith the next Executive Director of the Quechee-based environmental education nonprofit. Smith will serve as chief strategist, fundraiser, educational leader, and operational manager of the organization. 

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Rescued American kestrel bird turns to painting after losing ability to fly via USA Today

Have you ever wanted to make art in the presence of a bird of prey?

Thanks to an army of dedicated people who have made it their job to protect threatened and injured birds, dozens of rescued raptors live as bird ambassadors in the village of Quechee, about 90 miles south of Burlington, Vermont.

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VINS Offers Exciting Array of Live Animal Programs This Summer

This summer, there are new live animal education programs at the VINS Nature Center! We are so excited to diversify the types of interactive experiences we offer visitors, all while maintaining an expert level of care and training for our collection of ambassador animals. Beginning June 17, visitors will enjoy new and long-running favorite programs throughout the summer months.

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VT Nature Newsletter

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VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2024

VINS strives to be a leading voice in conservation, preservation and environmental education.

Fall 2023-2024 VT Nature

VT Nature

Fall/Winter 2023-24

A VINS publication including articles on American Kestrel Monitoring, VINS School Spotlight, and more!

Vermont Nature Spring 2023

VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2023

VINS is more committed than ever to continue its role as a leading voice in conservation and environmental education.